Sam Brook Turf Course Victor at Suffolk Downs: Jackies Folly, Rockbrown Team Up for ,590.20 Daily Double, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-25


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Sam Brook "Turf Course Victor at Suffolk Downs Jackies Folly, Rockbrown Team Up for ,590.20 Daily Double By TEDDY COX SUFFOLK DOWNS, East Boston, Mass., June 24. — Albert N. Kreihs, New Orleans ship repair figure who races under the silks of the Circle K. Farm, provided a popular winner when his veteran gelding, Sam Brook, came from off the pace on the grass to account for the Maiden Purse before a crowd of 10,129 this muggy, windy afternoon. The six-year-old son of Samurai— Dotty Brook, by Persian Tapestry, was given a well-judged, waiting ride by Evan Jenkins, and at the finish he was a half length ahead of P. Issaris Saratoga Pete. A nose further away came P. and M. Stables Rockie, while the favorite Paddys Day, from the W. RGdgers and K. Stable, was fourth. Sam Brook had turned in a splendid race against Loose Lip in a previous start on the turf course and because of this he was well backed at .20. His time for the about seven and one-half furlongs was 1:35% over the firm footing. The Maiden was a heated melee from start to finish. War and Peace and King-town stepped out into the lead and raced head and head, but they could never draw off much from the others. At the top of the stretch, the two apparently became somewhat groggy from their early animation and bumped hard while going a trifle wide. It was here that Paddys Day slipped through along the hedge and appeared ready to assert himself, but he, too, started to drift out and it was Sam Brook who entered contention with a flourish along the inside. At the eighth pole there were several horses spread across the track and it most certainly appeared to be "anybodys race," w4th first one and then the other nodding to the fore. Jenkins, however, found the most in reserve from Sam Brook and he pressed the issue with all of his riding skill. The gelding responded and towards the finish he edged away into a safe lead. Saratoga Pete closed possibly strongest of all, but ran out of terrain. The largest Daily Double pay-off of the New England season was posted when H. G. Craigs Jackies Folly 3.00 and E. J. Johnsons Rockbrown 65,20 returned ,590.20 to the lucky ticket holders. Jackies Folly, who had been well backed in recent races that were not too bad, appeared to engage in a bumping match with Sahara Ranchs All for Ciro through the stretch, but there were no complaints from the jockeys. All for Ciro showed a greatly improved effort to finish second, ahead of A. Fassios Party Poop. . Rockbrown had not started since last June here at Suffolk Downs. Norman Mercier drew the saddle assignment and he allowed the mare to remain well off of the early pace until late in the stretch, where she closed with a fine burst of speed that carried her to a half length triumph. A. F. Leahs Carolyn L. gained second honors over T. Johnstons Home Fleet.

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